SHARING GOOD PRACTICE

Six ways to communicate students’ progress to parents

"Keeping parents informed about their child’s progress in the class is of utmost importance." No teacher wants the awkward moment of giving a student a...

Using 3D printing to increase students’ creativity and engagement

Many of us may have heard the story of how Derby the dog, who was born with no front paws and deformed legs, was...

Teaching children with Dyslexia or slower processing

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that...

Promoting student leadership roles

Outstanding teachers have a wide repertoire of strategies to engage the learners in their care. Across Early years, Primary School and beyond, I have had...

Teaching English grammar to 2nd language learners (Do’s and Dont’s)

"By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand." - Latin Proverb Teaching and learning English have become a worldwide phenomenon, many countries have...

Make Teaching Science Fun

Teaching science in a new educational setting can be a challenge.  Teachers may discover differences in the students’ levels. There may also be a...

Help students to build their self-esteem

As I sat in my favourite café writing this article, my daughter and her two friends (high school sophomores) worked on an extracurricular United...

Taming Twitter to benefit students’ learning

Social Media is redefining the way people communicate in the 21st century. The disruptive impact of social media is extending to reshape almost all aspects...

Ways to reduce teacher talk time

Students raising hands, scratching notes fervently with a pencil, nodding their heads in agreement with their eyes glinting with that “a-ha!” moment look. Hopefully, this...

Drop everything and read: the importance of DEAR time

We have heard it said many times before, reading is good for you. However, helping students to cultivate a love for reading is easier said...